20 Things You Didn’t Know About Frozen Food

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It’s the 30th anniversary of National Frozen Food Day–which we like to think of as Single Guys Day. There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, there’s a proud history of bachelors thriving on frozen food. It’s kind of helped to perpetuate the species. Of course, the politicians couldn’t admit that when Ronald Reagan proclaimed March 6th to be National Frozen Food Day back in 1984. You know how it is with politicians. Everything always has to be about families.

But the simple truth is that frozen food is a manly pursuit. In fact, frozen foods were invented by a fur trapper who was out on an expedition in Canada. He came across a few native tribes who preserved their food supply via freezing, and decided to bring that big idea into the local grocery store.

Who was that great man? Well, you’ll find out in the gallery below, where we present all kinds of fun facts about frozen food. We’ll assume you know certain parts of the story, like how the original television generation discovered the joys of sitting down to TV dinners that had an entree and side dish and dessert all prepared at the same time.

We’re sparing you the more feminine side of frozen food, like how  Lean Cuisine and Weight Watchers both already had their own lines of frozen food way in the 1960s–and that was all before the microwave came along to make frozen food faster than ever. That’s the quick history. Now check out this singular collection of fascinating facts about the foods that keep us alive…

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